NORWALK, Conn. -- The City of Norwalk has concluded its second Resident Firewood Program for the season.
After three sold-out sales this year, the city has sold 75 firewood vouchers, totaling 37.5 cords of wood and $5,625 in revenue.
Along with sales revenue, the firewood program has taken 112 tons out of the waste stream, saving the city more than $9,200 in disposal fees.
“The feedback that we have gotten from residents about the Firewood Program has been positive," said Ken Hughes, director of the Parks Department. "We are already preparing for next season.”
The idea for the Resident Firewood Program was first conceived by Hughes and brought to fruition with help by Mayor Harry Rilling and Councilman John Kydes.
The inaugural 2015 pilot program produced 25 cords of split and seasoned firewood, which was sold to Norwalk residents at $75 per half- cord. This generated $3,750 in sales revenue, saved $6,200 in disposal fees and took 75 tons out of the waste stream.
“The firewood program has been very successful and well received," Rilling said. "The credit for this success goes to the Parks Department. Mr. Hughes and his staff take pride in being able to provide Norwalk Residents with this service.”
Organizer and Councilman John Kydes said, “I’m asked when the next firewood sale is all the time. It’s great to see this level of demand and appreciation from residents.”
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